Development Manager

Canberra, Australia
04 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra.

UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Australian bush land setting with FREE parking
  • FREE Onsite GYM and Indoor Sports Centre
  • Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  • Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  • Generous superannuation and salary packaging opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work

Development Manager – major donor specialist

  • Level 8 $101,051 - $113,856 + (17% Super)
  • Level 9 $117,445 - $124,622 + (17% Super)
  • Take your philanthropy career to the next level
  • New campaign launch shortly – get on board at the onset
  • Generous benefits including onsite gym and indoor sports centre 

The Opportunity

The 2025 Strategy is the driver to advancing UNSW’s ambitious philanthropic goal to build a world-class development and engagement team. Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice President, Philanthropy in February 2016, we are significantly expanding our team including the appointment of a Development Manager, UNSW Canberra. 

UNSW Canberra graduates shape Australia, the region and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry. We seek a Development Manager with an entrepreneurial approach that, with the broad support of centralised alumni & engagement, prospect development, donor services and stewardship teams, will implement strategies to achieve significant philanthropic revenue targets, and manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects. The focus is on cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts in support of the University’s highest fundraising priorities.  

About the successful applicant:

You are a successful major donor fundraiser looking for an opportunity to utilise your fundraising expertise in an organisation with the resources, commitment and leadership to enable you to achieve career-defining philanthropic outcomes.   

The Organisation:

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy, UNSW's strategic plan that sets out the priorities and themes that will guide us over the next decade as we position ourselves as 'Australia's Global University'. 

Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016 UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement organisation that will advance UNSW's ambitious goals. Our Development and International Development teams work closely with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise philanthropic support for the university's highest priorities. Our Alumni and Engagement team helps encourage the involvement of alumni and friends in Sydney and around the world in the life of UNSW. Our Operations Team ensures that all UNSW donors, alumni and friends receive a consistent and high standard of service. 

Working at the intersection of a leading university and a military academy, UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy has been educating defence leaders for half a century. UNSW Canberra graduates shape Australia, the region and the international community as leaders in defence, government, and industry.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter (addressing the selection criteria and nominating which position/s are of interest).

An applicant may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra


Shiree Thomas – Talent Acquisitions Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401

Applications Close: 20th August 2017

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